Located on Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach offers visitors a beautiful stretch of coastline and a relaxed place to stay and play.
Mermaid Beach is a quieter, less busy alternative to the neighbouring towns of Miami and Broadbeach, and is a popular swimming and surfing spot for both day trippers and overnight guests. With the local surf life-saving club patrolling the coast, the area is safe for swimming, but also has a great break for those who’ve brought a surfboard with them, or hired one from a local rental company.
The area is a popular choice with families, not only offering patrolled beaches, but also a range of family friendly activities. Mermaid Beach has three unique mini putt-putt golf courses and plenty of public parks with picnic facilities for the whole family to enjoy.
Local touring companies run a number of tours for varying budgets, or visitors can explore the area’s local galleries, markets, restaurants and boutique retailers themselves.
Mermaid Beach has an active food and beverage scene, with several acclaimed cafés and bars, bakeries, and a huge offering of seafood and Asian-influenced dining options.
With temperatures averaging in the mid-20s all year round, tourism remains at a steady pace throughout the year, particularly attracting domestic visitors from cooler states.
Day-trippers and overnight guest numbers are set to increase in 2018 with the Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast in April, driving significant tourism to the greater Gold Coast region.
To cater to existing and future tourism, Mermaid Beach has 174 accommodation options and food services for visitors to choose from. Hedges Avenue, right on the beachfront, is home to the more upmarket accommodation options, providing stunning views and luxury guestrooms. While Mermaid Beach is a great place to stay for a luxury holiday, there are plenty of options for more modest budgets, including serviced apartments, motels, hostels and holiday parks that are perfect for holidaying families.
Mermaid Beach is home to 11,500 residents, and with so many visitors choosing to stay and dine in the area, the accommodation and food services industry employs a huge 15 percent of locals.